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Meet the Women Sowing Senegal's Future

Women in the country are reinventing rice farming techniques to confront climate change and ensure food security. Through entrepreneurship and activism, they are reinventing themselves, too.

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5 Lessons from an Accidental Activist

When Korka Diaw started growing rice, she never imagined she'd become an advocate for Senegal's women farmers. Three decades later, she runs a 16,000-member organization and participates in national discussions on women's economic empowerment. Here's what she's learned along the way.

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World Bank Group Prepares Major Overhaul to Guarantee Business

The World Bank Group today announced a major overhaul to its guarantee business that will deliver simplicity, improved access, and faster execution through a new, convenient marketplace. The new reforms are critical to achieving the goal of tripling annual guarantee issuance to $20 billion by 2030.

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Voice for Change

To mark International Women's Day, the legendary Barbara Hendricks discusses her lifelong commitment to music and human rights, with host Makhtar Diop. Together they explore Barbara’s journey from the segregated southern USA to the world’s most prestigious opera stages

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A strong and engaged private sector is indispensible to ending extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity. That's where IFC comes in - we have more than 60 years experience in unlocking private investment, creating markets and opportunities where they are needed most.

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We apply our financial resources, technical expertise, global experience, and innovative thinking to help our partners overcome financial, operational, and other challenges.

Our Impact

IFC works with clients to create the opportunities which help the private sector mobilize solutions and finance to solve development challenges.

IFC at a glance

IFC - a member of the World Bank Group - is the largest global development institution focused exclusively on the private sector in developing countries.

We leverage the power of the private sector and share expertise to transform ideas into investments for green growth, inclusive jobs and impactful projects. 

  • 62.5 Million
    People connected to the internet
  • 11.3 Million
    People supplied with power
  • $226.5 Billion
    In Trade Finance Volume
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    In Impact from SME Loans

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IFC’s impact spans more than 100 nations. We empower entrepreneurs all over the world, turning bold ideas into engines of inclusive growth creating millions of jobs, uplifting lives, and transforming communities.